Permit Office Closure & Service Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated October 25, 2021 3:25 p.m.

The Arlington County Permit Office is  CLOSED for in-person customer service. The closure is one of many steps that Arlington County Government is taking to help mitigate and reduce any unnecessary exposure and spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Many services remain available online.

Ongoing services:

  • Meetings and customer interactions will take place virtually to the fullest extent possible.
  • In-person fire, structural, building and trade inspections are available on Tuesday and Thursday only. Most inspections may be completed virtually. Learn more.
  • Permits and applications available in Permit Arlington or ePlan Review, including building permits, must be submitted online.
  • Other permit and application types are now available via email. If applicable, plans should be submitted with application (max. file size 25MB).

Suspended services:

  • All non-emergency Code Enforcement inspections of enclosed and interior spaces.
  • In-person payments (see below).
  • All paper applications and in-person customer service for permits issued by the Inspection Services Division, Zoning Division, or Department of Environmental Services.

Modified phone services:


  • Online payment has been implemented for all permit and application types.
  • In-person and mailed payments are suspended.

Processing Times:

The County is currently maintaining published time frames, but this is subject to change as the situation evolves.